Chateaubriand

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Author: Jules Lemaître
Language: French
Wordcount: 87,877 / 302 pg
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,254
Added to site: 2005.12.17
mnybks.net#: 12288
Genre: Biography
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irc;tre, en chaire, évitait le nom de Jésus-Christ et ne parlait que du législateur des chrétiens... Le suprême bon ton était d'être Américain à la ville, Anglais à la cour, Prussien à l'armée: d'être tout, excepté Français. Ce que l'on faisait, ce que l'on disait n'était qu'une suite d'inconséquences.» Ainsi écrit-il trente ans plus tard: mais, au moment même, il n'est pas trop mécontent de ce qui arrive. «Nous nous entendions en politique (avec M. de Malesherbes): les sentiments généreux du fond de nos premiers troubles allaient à l'indépendance de mon caractère, l'antipathie naturelle que je ressentais pour la cour ajoutait force à ce penchant.»

Mais le monde littéraire l'attire. Il débute dans l'Almanach des Muses; mon Dieu, oui. Il fréquente Parny, Ginguené, Flins, Le

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